MACLEAYA (Plume Poppy). 6 ft. Large glaucous leaves, plumes
of white-to-pink florets in Summer. Sun or part shade, thrives
in moist areas.
MALVA (Mallow). Alcea
Fastigiata is a 3-foot plant carrying an abundance
of clear pink 1" hollyhock-like blooms. Reblooms if prevented
from going to seed. Self sows to the point of nuisance if
allowed. Fine summer border plant. Z3. Moschata.
36". Round bushes with 2" pink or white (Alba)
blossoms all summer.
MARRUBIUM vulgare (Horehound) is an old-fashioned herb used
in candy and cough syrup. We grow it for its mat-like felted
foliagea sunny rock garden filler.
MARSHALLIA grandiflora (Barbaras Buttons). 12-36. Solitary
1.25 daisy heads with tubular pink florets, above rosette
of 7 leaves. Prefers damp soil, sun to part shade. Native
to Appalachian uplands.
An excellent alpine and bed edger/filler; creeping mat with
lavender flowers May and June.
MENTHA (Mint). Several interesting varieties are available:
Chocolate, pineapple, grapefruit, etc. All are vigorous.
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(Virginia Bluebell) 18". Masses of lavender blue flowers
before much else is blooming in moist, open woods. Spreads
by seed and root. Dies back in summer. A joy for the shade
garden. Supply limited.
MIMULUS (Monkey Flower) A fine, showy edge plant for wet
areas. Zone 4.
MONARDA (Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea). A rough 24-48"
plant topped by distinctive many-petaled flowers. Related
to mint and spreads like it, but doesn't like pots much. Mildew
is a problem. Resistant varieties are noted below--Marshall's
Delight and Jacob
Cline are the best weve found in this regard, but none
are perfect. Zone 3.
Colrain Red -
New England selection.
Compact, to 3 ft., violet-purple.
Jacob Cline -
Mildew-resistant deep rose-red growing to 5
ft. Largest flowers.
- Nice pink; very mildew resistant.
(PPAF). 15" x 24". Offering from Canada's
Morden Research Station. Dwarf habit; 2" lavender rose
flowers all summer, glossy foliage. Some mildew.
Deep raspberry buds open wine. Mildew
Stones Throw Pink.
Reported mildew resistant.
MYOSOTIS (Forget-Me-Not). We always have the self-sowing
half-hardy one. Additionally we offer palustris,
perennial and long-blooming.